Thanksgiving Dangers

Thanksgiving Dangers

Thanksgiving Dangers

Holiday weekends are unfortunately one of the busiest times for emergency veterinary hospitals. Here are some things to watch out for to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving:

  • Poultry bones that can be a choking hazard or create an intestinal blockage requiring surgery.
  • Fatty foods such as turkey or turkey skin or gravy are hard to digest and can cause indigestion, vomiting and diarrhea. More serious and potentially life-threatening is a condition called pancreatitis requiring a trip to the ER and intensive care.
  • Beware of certain poisonous foods, ingredients or plants. Some examples include onions, raisins, grapes, chocolate, pie dough and more.
  • Xylitol, found in gum, peanut butter and certain baked goods is also poisonous.
  • Lilly plants and certain ferns are some of the common plants that are toxic to pets.

Contact the Pet Poison hotline for a more comprehensive list: http://www.dpic.org/links/aspca-animal-poison-control-center or call your local veterinarian.

If your pet has an emergency or urgent care need, Mountainside Animal Hospital & 24 Hr Emergency Services is OPEN 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including ALL holidays.

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